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Posts about Startups

Starting Up: The Love

Most startups fail, so you might as well spend the time working on something you enjoy, just in case you succeed.

Starting Up: Skate to Where the Puck Is

The best part about skating to where the puck is, is that, when it works, your community will tell you where they’re going. You don’t have to guess. You’re building something together.

Introducing Cute-Fight

Cute-Fight is designed to be surprising, adorable, and most of all fun. It’s full of amusing random delights. The web feels so damn serious these days. We just want a place that makes people smile.

Startups Are All About Timing

Lots of people have lots of ideas every day. Ideas aren’t the hard part, timing is. Good timing won’t guarantee success, of course, but you can’t succeed without it.


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Hi, I’m Derek. I make awesome community-centric web stuff. I sometimes post things to Flickr and Twitter. I’m mostly harmless. More.





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